Classes - $200

Prerequisite: Assessment questionnaire and evaluation required BEFORE signing up for the class. Only approved dogs will be allowed into the class.
One hour each week for six (6) weeks

If your dog becomes overly excited easily, barks, lunges, growls, or just downright loses control, this is the class for you. The exercises in this class are often short, highly focused training sessions that teach dogs an appropriate response. Activities are created with the real world in mind and is perfect for difficult family dogs. This unique approach allows you to be the educational leader and quickly and effectively guide your dog to making the right choices and gaining the skills they need.

Email to request assessment questionnaire for your dog:

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor, Liz Turpin, or Sue McKinney

This class will focus on agility basics. The key DIFFERENCE from our other agility classes is that dogs work ONE AT A TIME in the ring. This allows dogs that have dog reactivity to play agility with us.

This class teaches the basics but can also progress students until they are sequencing full courses.

For more details, feel free to contact Liz Turpin:


Initial Behavior Consult: $200/90 min and written report
Follow-up sessions: $100/hr

Cancellation, Withdrawal, & Refund Policy

Enrollment in our classes and seminars is limited and your participation is important to us. Once you have registered, we are counting on you to attend. If WDI cancels a class, you will receive a full refund. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.

A student wishing to withdraw from a class that has not been cancelled by WDI must provide a written request at least one week before the scheduled start of the class. We will offer a full refund minus a $20 administrative processing fee per student per class. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing. Within the week prior to the start of a class or after the class has begun, refunds will not be given. In the case of verified medical/hardships a credit may be given.

Any credit you receive from WDI will be valid for one year from the date you notify us and must be used by someone on the same account as the original student. WDI will not extend credit for occasional missed classes due to illness or other circumstances.

PLEASE NOTE: WDI will not refund class fees if the student/dog is asked to withdraw from the class due to behavior of the dog. We are happy to evaluate a dog (at no charge) prior to registration to determine if the dog can handle the classroom environment.

If a student misses a class and wishes to attend a make-up, one will be offered at the instructor’s discretion. The cost will be 50% the cost of a private lesson. Generally, a make-up lesson will be half the time of a normal class session (e.g., 30-minute make-up time for one missed hour long class).

Outdoor classes will be held in all weather conditions except in unsafe weather conditions as determined by the instructor (e.g., thunder and lightening). Indoor classes will be held unless road conditions are dangerous. Students will be notified via email one to two hours before the start of class, if classes will be cancelled. Please email or call your instructor if you are unsure if class will be held.

If unable to hold a class due to weather (or other unforeseen circumstances), a make-up class will be scheduled. Make-up classes will be offered during the two-week break between regularly scheduled sessions. Every effort will be made to hold the make-up class on the same day and time as the original class, however, if weather or other circumstances preclude the instructor from holding class on that day and time, the class will be scheduled for another day and time.

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